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Latitude: 32° 40.086' N
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BOAT ACCESS ONLY. Located inside the east tip of Point Loma. The only actual point break in San Diego. Rumor has it its crowded with 100's of boats on a good swell. Other rumors are only a handful of people to empty because you can only get here by boat. You'll have to make the trip to find out.
DistanceTake a car
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Wave qualityWorld Class
PowerHollow, Ordinary, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
you should *not* walk down to ralphs as you have to walk over tide pools and tha area is listed as a reseve near the shore if caught walking across the area you can face FEDERAL fines up to 5,000 dollars the best way to access ralphs or dolphin tanks little waimea is by boat. See discussion on this page's 'messages' section
clean nice rollers.
Great spot for experienced surfers.
By Paul Hortense , 15-02-2010
Origin of name... - Ralph's was actually named by PFC Ralph Delvecchio, who first surfed it around '62. Delvecchio was close friends with Pat Curren (they were cub scouts together according to legend) and convinced Pat to shape him a 9"2 balsa gun for big days. He was later discharged for having enormous genitals.
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